I am not self-disciplined by nature. My problem is not idleness per se, though I have my lazy moments. My issue is distractibility. For 21st Century people, distractibility may be more dangerous than plain old laziness. For as a whole, Americans do work a significant number of hours. Yet for some of us, our hours can be unfocused. We major in the minors, we allow things of secondary importance to occupy much of our time and attention.
Jesus healed and helped, but never at the expense of teaching. He befriended strangers but not at the cost of empowering his disciples. He traveled into Gentile territory, but didn’t lose his focus on Jerusalem. The Greek word “dei” translated “must” underlines the way for Jesus, the urgent did not overwhelm the important.
Are you distractible?
What typically distracts you?
Avoid one of your cardinal distractions today.